ADVENTURE WITH MICRO
CORAM & SCOOTER AID: RAISING SMILES THROUGH SCOOTING
Beverley is one of the members of our customer service team. A walking font of all knowledge she knows everything there is to know about scooters and accessories.
It was on a dull February morning when the charity Coram got in touch with us. They had heard of #ScooterAid through a fundraiser who recommended the scheme to them.
They wanted to put in an application for some reconditioned scooters, helmets and Micro balance bikes. They told us a bit about themselves and the wonderful work that they do.
We leapt at the chance to support such a great cause. Coram were keen to use the scooters in their everyday; to make a direct difference to the children they work with.
Maya Alexander, from Coram, tells their story:
Raising smiles through scooting.
“[After hearing about Scooter Aid] I sent a few emails around to the different departments who deal directly with our beneficiary children to see who would be interested.
As a result, the Adoption and Creative Therapy teams expressed interest and so the scooters were distributed between the teams.”
The scooters will support the Adoption team
Coram Adoption will take the scooters to their regular adoption activity picnics for the adoptive families to meet other familes like them, and more importantly for the children to meet and make friends with other adoptive children.”
Scooters will be used by the children attending therapy
“The Creative Therapy team operates within a purpose built building in our head office. The scooters are being housed in the creative therapy garden and have been used by children attending therapy, our stay and play groups for adoptive families and our adoption activity days- which help match children to appropriate families.
We recently held an activity day and the scooters proved to be a big hit!”
With thanks to Maya Alexander, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Coram.
A bit about the charity: Coram
Coram is the UK’s first dedicated children’s charity, established by Thomas Coram in 1739. Coram has been creating better chances for 279 years. Today, Coram run the largest UK adoption agency and its other vital services provide a lifeline for the country’s most vulnerable children, young people and families. Coram’s services support over 1.4 million people annually. To find out more visit Coram’s website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micro Scooter Aid Scheme
We welcome home Micro Scooters from loving homes from those who are usually upgrading their scooters. Sometimes they are shop demo’s other times they are used in events.
We like to think that these scooters are a bit more worldly.
The team at Micro HQ inspect these scooters and make relevant repairs before we send them out again to charities and good causes across the UK.
You can find out more about Micro Scooter Aid scheme by visiting our blog. Here you can find out how to nominate a charity.
Alternatively, if you would like to donate your old Micro Scooter you an find out how by heading over to the instructions via this link. Unfortunately we can only accept donations of our own scooter brand.